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' round table on technology and telecom issues expected to be in play in 2013. then, senator john mccain and others speak at the annual halifax security forum on the u.s. role in global politics. and later we're live from the brookings institution with a forum on potential budget cuts to defense spending and how they could affect the nation's national security. >> host: well, with the 113th congress convening this month, we thought we'd take this opportunity on "the communicators" and look at their legislative agenda and the policy agenda of the federal communications commission. joining us are three reporters who cover technology policy. gautham nagesh of congressional quarterly, what's an issue that you see forthcoming in the next congress? >> guest: well, i think cybersecurity remains the top priority because of its national security implications. we saw that congress failed to reach an agreement on cybersecurity legislation in 2012 as perhaps many would have predicted. they remain very far apart because industry is very opposed to any sort of cybersecurity standards. that being said,
mcdonald, edge john mccain has -- i have known them a long time and greatly benefited from your insight and contribution. i also want to say how grateful i am to may your look berg. i have aver doubted he supported work-based welfare policy and he wanted me to stand strong and defensive policies that reduce our welfare by more than 700,000 recipient. increased work rate for single mother and reduce poverty. i want to credit and thank deputy mayor linda gibbs for maintaining these accomplishments while at the same time pushing me and everyone in the government to do more to raid the economic perspective of low-income nighers. finally, i need to let you know i represent a large 14,000-person city agency. one of the remarkable and under appreciated aspect of welcome reform in new york city is the extent to which our employees have endorsed and acted on the personal responsibility emphasis and work focus of welfare reform. it's a little known fact that the best way and quickest way to find an ardent reformers on the front line of our cities welfare agency. we couldn't have accomplis
the roles that were played in identifying the courier and there are critics. >> yes. >> senator john mccain is one. he says that he wants to take a closer look at the interrogations policies under the bush administration. including john brennan's involvement in them. >> guest: i applaud him. he has been saying forever for so long as to why this is important. and he is right, in my view. i think we should look at interrogation policies and drone policies and john brennan before this nomination. he asked to talk about the legal framework around the policy. drones are tool and a lot of our foreign policy needs to be defense. and one of the things i hope you will do is take a fresh look at the paramilitary part of the mission that should be with the pentagon, which has an exception of intelligence. the rest should be the more traditional aspects. and he understands that because he was there for 25 years. i'm talking about him as the principal part of the military function of the cia and having a huge role. it follows very careful, legal steps. i disagree with portions of it, but what i am sayin
that by focusing on congress whose popularity is at an all-time low, john mccain said you can account for the 9% popularity of congress during the debt ceiling crisis by blood relatives and paid staffers. we felt by focusing on congress we could both diagnosed the problem and give some prescriptions for how to overcome it. >> which of those prescriptions? >> one of those prescriptions is very simple, which is congressmen need to exercise leadership by mixing my and sets, by putting aside the campaign mindset won enough to govern, and adopting the compromise and might set. in order to do that, they have to have relationships so they should spend more time in washington and less time raising money. and people would say but that is going to hurt them in the next election. we say politicians didn't enter politics just to stand on principle. very few people think that politicians were attracted to politics because they were the most principled people in the population. they were attracted to politics because they want the government that takes leadership and it takes leadership takes relationship. w
crisis, you know, when the bank meltdown was upon us, and john mccain was deciding to suspend the campaign, the decision came as a result of a meeting he had with the economic advisory team. a lot of these were big donors. mitt romney was among them, and all of those guys said take it, take whatever they offer. take it. this looks bad. the next day, in fact, romney went on the "today" show supporting t.a.r.p.. that's one thing governor rosmny modified many positions, but has not, however, the support of t.a.r.p.. if there's a president romney, and if there continue to be difficulties with the banks, then under those sishes, yes, there could be a recipe for more regulation. >> sure? >> what impact, if any, do you think the changes in california, in their method for electing congressional representatives will have, and what are the -- >> referring to the redistricting? >> yes and democrat versus democrat, republican versus republican in their, you know, their system of electing -- >> yeah. if i'm understanding you right, i think you're referring to now there was a kind of bipart
politics who have had ryan and meter. my people are people like ross perot, john mccain. they tend to lose. last back i was very pleased to see bob dole back on the senate floor last week. he was one of my favorites. not simply because he's from my part of the world, but dole arrives at the lot of things. old king cole, sautÉed desk girl the people who actually won the presidency tend to have that names for rhyming. bush sounds easy because it makes one syllable name, rhymes with such, but that's just respect for what i never did that. when george h.w. bush left office, i wanted to write him a poem unfortunately hunted lot of no names. so the poem was a do to you george herbert walker, though never treasured as a talker, your predicates are often prone to wander now must off a loan. [laughter] you did your best and your own way, the way of greenwich country day. to just relax and take your ease and never order chat me. [laughter] clinton is a very bad name. i have often said that clinton is the orange of american presidents. in bill clinton's second term, during the unpleasantness, rememb
, also in the john mccain financial operation when he ran for president? here's some video. could a similar fill-in on this. >> guest: >> said karp has accepted or in a way very similar, except it the sigtarp recommendations about three fourths of the time. some cases where we have determined in the interest of financial stability and because we can find other ways to protect the taxpayer that we decline to implement. one of these cases has been creation of a wall. in many cases, here are a drop on 35 years experience in the financial services industry. in many cases, it makes great sense to have a wall to separate asset managers in one area to asset managers in another. in the asset managers rehire on behalf of the taxpayer, we want to have their best talents working for the american taxpayer. c-span: one of the language there i want to ask you about later. what was your feeling quite this is a man's anonymously financially successful and the government and treasury department and you are there. how can you house, you know, any power over him in the job you have? >> guest: i cert
who has completed their report. and also john mccain and dianne feinstein concluded that torture does not work. and it's a stain on our reputation. i think that it's important that this information is declassified , especially after the premiere of the movie "zero dark thirty." it will do for torture what the movie "jaws" did for sharks. you know, on the 25th of january, john kerry revealed the name of someone who was allegedly involved. talking about torture versus committing torture -- sometimes it seems to make you a hero. they are heroes in the eyes of those who believe that torture works. we are often sending someone to prison and no one has gone to prison for their actions. i mentioned the program where it is a mistake to talk about it and we have a military program that is governed by the laws of war. and we have distinction and all laws and rules that regulate the armed forces. by following those rules, military personnel have been killed in combat. you have immunity as a combatant. if you kill the people around them, and you apply the laws of war, that that is collateral dama
lost by a wide margin in 1996, john kerry, john mccain, none of them was in negative territory. all of them had more people viewing them favorably than unfavorably. this was really something we hadn't seen before in election polling. now, part of that reflects the greater polarization of american politics right now. it used to be the case that a lot of voters of the other side even though they were committed to voting democratic still would like the other guy. i mean, even in 2008, you know, a lot of democrats liked john mccain. they thought he was an okay guy, they just weren't going to vote for him. and now i think we're in a period of kind of greater partisanship in some respects so that his ratings were much lower among obama supporters and democrats in general than is typical for that kind of cross-party opposition. but the bigger issue was among independent voters, among the sort of middle of the electorate. he was just an unappealing candidate, and it wasn't just that they weren't excited about him, they actively didn't like him. to say that you feel unfavorably about somebod
and probably saw john mccain and dianne feinstein said, the report concludes torture didn't work. and it's a stain on our reputation. i think it's important that the report be declassified and released to the public, particularly after the premiere of zero dark 30, which purports to be a factual representation of the finding and killing of osama bin laden. my fear is that it's going to do for torture what jaws did for sharks. going to become the public perception of reality, and it's a lie. it makes is doubly important for the senate's select committee report to be declassified so the public can have a debate placed on the truth and not this hollywood line. and it's ironic that, to this day -- john kerry on the 25th 25th of january is -- set to go to prison for revealing the name of someone alleged to have been involved in torture, so talking about torture will get you sent to prison. committing torture makes you a hero. you've got jose rodriguez and all these people who have written books and they're heroes in the eyes of folks that believe that torture works, and they're walking free,
, minister of national defense for colombia, welcome. senator john mccain of arizona, someone who i personally have had the honor to interview back in washington since he was a congressman from the early '80s. welcome, senator. and our wonderful host, pete mackay. and finally, josef joffe. senator, i would like to start with you. the first panel yesterday was looking at this question of a new normal, and the united states' current light footprint strategy. i could literally feel you chomping at the bit as one of the panelists discussed what he saw as the u.s. role in the world being in such a state of flux now. but we are less willing than ever before to step up to try to solve the chaos in the world, especially when there's no pressing national interest. >> first of all, i think we have to as politicians understand what our constituents, what our citizens, what their priorities are and what their concerns are. our former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff made a comment that's been b often quoted, he said our greatest national security threat is our economy. and i think that tha
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